The always entertaining Jamie Foxx plays a secret vampire hunter in the upcoming action-horror-comedy film, Day Shift, from director J.J. Perry.
Foxx is a seasoned vampire hunter named Bud, who sees his home life with his wife and daughter failing, thanks in large part to his secret line of work.
While Bud’s family generally goes with the story that he works as a pool cleaner, in reality, he’s one of the many vampire hunters operating around the world to take out the blood-sucking ghouls for sizable bounties. Unlike Bud, who somehow managed to get himself booted from the union in the past, hunters like Big John Elliott (Snoop Dogg) count on their membership to get paid and stay involved in the larger fight against evil.
That’s right, Snoop Dogg also plays a vampire hunter in this wild flick. In addition to Snoop and Foxx, this movie co-stars Meagan Good and Dave Franco.
As for how the director landed Snoop? Well, he didn’t treat him like he’s Snoop.
I told Snoop when I met him, ‘Listen I’m not hiring Snoop Dogg, I’m hiring Calvin Broadus [the actor-rapper’s real name]’ and I think that really spoke to him. Everyone hires him to be that pot-smoking West Coast guy. I put a cowboy hat on him and I gave him the same swagger as my old platoon sergeant.
Back in 2018, Cameron Diaz shocked the world by announcing she would be taking a step back from Hollywood. She didn’t exactly come out and say, “I’ll NEVER star in another movie ever again” but she made it clear that acting was no longer on her to-do list.
But just four years later, Diaz is coming out of retirement to star in an upcoming action-comedy film with her friend Jamie Foxx.
It’s a reunion of sorts. Foxx and Diaz worked together on the 1999 film Any Given Sunday and the 2014 ‘Annie‘ remake, which just so happens to be Diaz’ last feature film role.
Foxx shared the news on his Twitter account, even sharing an audio clip from the phone call with Diaz, when the deal was made official.
The movie is already set up with Netflix, and as Foxx mentioned above, filming is expected to begin later this year, which means a release date in 2023 is likely.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but once some information is leaked, we will share it with you.
According to the reports, Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is directing the movie. He co-wrote the script with Brendan O’Brien.
We told you a while ago about Jamie Foxx’s upcoming movie with Netflix. The film, Day Shift, follows Foxx as a hard-working blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a nice life for his daughter.
Little does everyone know…
His mundaneSan Fernando Valley pool-cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires as part of an international union of vampire hunters.
Oh sh*t, right? The script was written by Tyler Tice and is being directed by J.J. Perry, who will be making his directorial debut. He’s previously worked as a stunt coordinator on ‘The Fast and the Furious’ and ‘Bloodshot’
It was just announced this week that Dave Franco has joined the cast, along with Oliver Masucci, Steve Howey and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
Chad Stahelski and Jason Spitz will produce for 87Eleven Entertainment along with Shaun Redick & Yvette Yates Redick for Impossible Dream Entertainment. Foxx and Datari Turner will exec produce as will Peter Baxter.
Not exactly sure when production is expected to begin, but you have to imagine it’ll be soon with these added additions to the cast.
It looks like Jamie Foxx has found his next gig. According to a new report, the 52-year-old actor is set to star in (and exec produce) an upcoming Netflix comedy film about vampires.
The movie, Day Shift, was written by Tyler Tice, and was reportedly discovered via screenwriting competition, so that’s pretty cool. Tice is now seeing his script come to life with help from one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Foxx will portray a hard working, blue collar dad who wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income — hunting and killing vampires.
Sounds interesting enough, although it does make me a little more upset at Netflix for canceling The Santa Clarita Diet, which had a similar premise, except with zombies.
No word on a potential release date for this film, but JJ Perry will be the director behind the project. It’ll be his directorial debut after years of being a stunt coordinator.
Jamie Foxx has been talking about this Mike Tyson biopic for a long time now. In fact, his ~pitch~ for the film has gone viral several times. You can check it out in the video above. It’s pretty incredible how he can tell a story.
While speaking to Hollywood producer Mark Birnbaum during an Instagram Live chat, Foxx revealed he has been bulking up for the role in preparation for filming.
He gave a solid “yes” when asked if the film was going into production.
Doing biographies is a tough thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to get it done but we officially got the real ball rolling. I can’t wait to show people what it is.
Foxx’s daily workout routine includes 60 pull ups, 60 dips and 100 push ups. He said he’s only focused on the top half of his body, ’cause he ain’t got no calf muscles, “we’re gonna have to get some prosthetics for that,” he admitted.
No word on a potential release date for this movie, but Foxx is ready to go. Sounds like filming will start very soon.
Believe it or not, Pixar has not released a movie featuring a black lead. Disney has, but Pixar has not.
Thankfully, that’s set to change very soon. The studio is all set to release the animated adventure film ‘Soul’ which features the voice of Jamie Foxx. In the film, Foxx plays a middle school music teacher who dreams of becoming a jazz performer.
But before he gets his big break, he gets in an accident that causes his soul to be separated from his body. He’s then transported to the ‘You Seminar’ where he teams up with 22 (voiced by Tina Fey) to return Joe’s soul back to his body on Earth before it’s too late.
The movie was set to be released June 19, but due to the coronavirus, it’s being pushed back until November 20, 2020.
Not exactly a surprising move, considering most of the country will likely be shutdown at least until June 1st, and possibly even longer. It’s likely theaters won’t open until sometime in July.
In fact, thanks to all the recent shifts, there isn’t a major film set to hit theaters until the end of July. All films in May and June have been moved back. So it really wouldn’t make any sense for theaters to rush things.
One thing is for sure, the November/December time period is going to be stacked with movies this year, even more so than usual. We just have to hope the virus doesn’t make a return in the winter.
We hadn’t been getting much development news lately, thanks to the coronavirus, but that changed today.
According to a new report, Jamie Foxx has signed on to direct a faith-based film titled When We Pray, which he also co-wrote.
Hailing from Cinema Libre Studio and Hong Kong-based Fight to Fame Films, When We Pray follows two brothers who become pastors at different churches in the same community. One brother develops his church into a high-tech megachurch, while the other brother follows a humbler path, but soon finds his church in decline and in need of financial help.
Sounds like a solid premise, and hopefully with a talented/big name like Foxx attached, it’ll refrain from being too cheesy. Faith-based films have the tendency to make you roll your eyes.
Production is scheduled to begin before the end of the year, but that’s obviously dependent on this pandemic. You’d like to believe things will be back to “normal” by the end of the year, but who really knows at this point.
Okay, okay. Enough about the delays because of coronavirus. It’s safe to assume that every major release scheduled for March and April is going to be pushed back.
So instead of writing the same article over and over again, let’s focus on some…soul.
Disney/Pixar released the first full trailer for ‘Soul‘ which is the first Pixar flick to have a black lead. The movie stars Jamie Foxx, Daveed Diggs, Tina Fey, and Questlove.
Directed by two-time Oscar winner Pete Docter, the story takes place between New York City and the never-before-seen cosmic realms and ‘The You Seminar,’ the fantastical place where we all discover our unique personalities.
This film is scheduled to hit theaters on June 19, 2020, which means it should be good to go. That’s a good three months away. Hopefully by then we can at least go to the movies again.
Pixar is getting ready to drop a new animated flick on us all. This new movie, Soul, tells the story of a “New York middle school teacher Joe Gardner whose jazz performing ambitions are dashed when he passes away. In the afterlife, Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx), well, he gets stuck teaching again.”
Of course, along the way he’ll likely discover what it truly means to have a soul, ’cause this is Pixar after all.
In addition to Foxx, this movie will also star Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs and Phylicia Rashad.
‘Soul’ will hit theaters June 19, 2020, and it’ll feature an original score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
We all know Jamie Foxx loves his daughter, Corinne. They have a pretty close relationship, even working together on Foxx’s ‘Beat Shazam‘ game show.
Corinne ain’t trying to get stuck in the land of reality TV though. She wants a career in film just like her father.
The 25-year-old actress just made her film debut in the horror movie, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. The movie, which hits theaters this weekend, had its premiere at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood on Tuesday night.
He’s so proud of me, he can’t even look at me without tearing up. I used to shy away from my last name. I really wanted to create a career for myself. [But] I’ve learned to embrace it in the last few years.
She also said that she talked to her dad a lot while filming the movie, hoping to get some quality acting advice. Unfortunately, he didn’t really help. He told her that “it’s so easy anyone can do it,” to which she responded, “You won an Oscar, of course it’s easy for you.”
Check out the trailer for 47 Meters Down: Uncaged below…